STANNOL GmbH & Co. KG believes that the sustainable relationship between people and the environment is an integral part of its value system. The basis for this is compliance with social, ethical and ecological standards, as described, for example, in the conventions of the International Labor Organization (ILO), in the National Action Plan for Business and Human Rights (NAP) and in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of the United Nations. In addition to being observed by the company‘s own employees, the formulated requirements are also applied in STANNOL‘s supply chain.

In the course of extending its sustainability activities to the entire value chain, STANNOL has formulated this Code of Conduct (CoC). It defines the central minimum sustainability requirements and is primarily addressed to suppliers, service providers and business partners of STANNOL. In addition to act in accordance with the law, all business partners are expected to accept the following requirements and to communicate them to their own suppliers and service providers. STANNOL reserves the right to update this CoC and to have its suppliers, service providers and business partners confirm this bindingly by signature in the future.


The following requirements are recognised by our suppliers, service providers and business partners:

  • To actively work against corruption and bribery in all forms.
  • To fight against any form of illegal employment of workers.
  • To actively prevent child labor and forced labor of any kind.
  • To provide a safe and healthy workplace for its employees.
  • To pay reasonable wages in accordance with applicable wage laws and to observe reasonable working hours in accordance with applicable law or industry standards.
  • Not to tolerate any form of discrimination and to promote equal treatment and opportunities for its employees.
  • Respect employees‘ rights to freedom of association, to join trade unions, to call for labor representation or to join works councils, and neither favor nor discriminate against employees in this regard.
  • To treat employees with dignity and respect and to prohibit any form of unlawful disciplinary action.
  • Establish an effective complaint mechanism for individuals and communities, where reasonably practicable.
  • Adhere to the standards of fair business and fair competition.
  • Actively engage in climate protection and support energy efficiency measures and the expansion of a climatefriendly and decentralized energy supply.
  • To deal responsibly with environmental protection issues, in particular resource and energy consumption.
  • To make the use and consumption of resources in production and use as efficient and sustainable as possible and to give preference to energyefficient and environmentally friendly technologies.
  • To use ecologically valuable and unpolluted materials as far as possible.
  • To minimize the impact on people and the environment and to continuously improve the prevention and disposal of waste, wastewater and other emissions.